Tuesday, July 27, 2010

July 27th

This date is significant to our family because it was the day 9 years ago that our 4th daughter was born. She received her little body and then all to soon passed away. We honor her this day as we renew our commitments to be worthy to live with her eternally as a family. The twins, Andrew and Lauren decided to go through the temple today to receive their own endowments. I'm grateful that they chose this day, her birthday, to receive their temple covenants.

I've been thinking about all the family home evenings, all the family prayers, all the family scripture lessons, all the lunch talks and late night talks. Even though there were times we quit for a while or struggled to get it done. Today it was all worth it.

It was dark when we came out of the temple so we didn't go to the cemetery like we planned. We'll go sometime this week as a family. When we get to our Angela's grave we'll sing one of our favorite family songs," Families can be Together Forever" as we stand by her head stone. We'll place the new pink Gerber daisies in her flower pot and talk of how lucky we are to know that we can be together again and how glorious that reunion will be. Though she's not here on earth with us she is a big part of each of our lives.

I have a family here on earth
They are so good to me

I want to share my life with them through all eternity
Families can be together forever
Through Heavenly Father's plan

I always want to be with my own family
And the Lord has showed me how I can
The Lord has showed me how I can

How grateful I am for the Atonement and the Plan of Salvation. My life has be blessed and my spirit renewed by the love that my Savior has shown to me personally. May I live my life worthily for the greatest of all blessings that of living again with my Heavenly Father and my family in the eternities.

We sang "Happy Birthday" to her and had cake when we got home. It was a great day ending with a wonderful phone call from Nicole who was also having a spiritual day as she was thinking about her siblings. A perfect day filled with many happy tears.


Lesa said...

What a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing your testimony and your feelings. I don't know you very well, but I can tell you are a wonderful lady!!

Saimi said...

This is why I love to read your post!
Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!

Cherie said...

I don't know how I missed this post. I caught Lauren's. I did not know you had lost a daughter.
I think it is so happy that you could all be in the Temple for many special reasons on this day.
Beautiful...just like our Heavenly Father's Plan.

Charlotte said...

That was a beautiful post and so wonderful that they could choose that such a significant day to receive their endowments.

Jana said...

As the years past the tears have gone from sad to happy because of the knowledge we have.

Our sweet babies returned to Heaven so close I wonder if they have met :)

Naomi said...

what sweet thoughts - so sorry for the loss of your little cherub. how wonderful that we know and understand about eternal families and that can it can bring some small peace to our hearts as mothers whilst we are here on earth. thank you for linking up today and sharing the thoughts of your heart :) Naomi x

Being Me said...

Hi, I followed you from your link on the Mother Heart linky at sevencherubs.com and I'm really sorry to read you know the pain of losing a child. I am no stranger to that pain either and it is my faith that sees me through as well.

Thank you so much for expressing this, it is amazing how many tiny invisible threads connect so many of us around this world.

Kebeni said...

although I don't subscribe to your religion I really feel touched by your post and your way of dealing with your loss

Becky Jane said...

I view a lot of blogs everyday and everytime I come to an LDS Mom blog, I get teary eyed and thank my Father in Heaven for such amazing women that I can visit with...thanks for sharing your testimony!
Visiting from Mother Heart!

Thanks, Becky Jane
Raising kids can be a lot like weeding the rose bed...well worth it, but...OUCH!